Some great ideas on web development workflow

Some great ideas on web development workflow

Posted by on Mar 19, 2013 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Check out Paul Irish’s talk at the HTML5 Dev Conference from November 2012. Maybe there’s a little more Yeoman in our futures?  

Joomla 2.5.x Versions Module (mod_version) Not Showing Up in Administrator Modules List

Joomla 2.5.x Versions Module (mod_version) Not Showing Up in Administrator Modules List

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Have run into a couple of times recently and finally found the solution. The problem: The Joomla version isn’t being displayed in the admin footer while logged into the backend. The module also isn’t showing up in the admin’s list of admin modules. The issue: In one or more Joomla 2.5.x updates, the SQL to […]

Using MAMP with SQL Workbench

Posted by on May 7, 2012 in Technology, Web Development | No Comments

After various partial successes getting MAMP and SQL Workbench to work in peace and harmony, I found this HOWTO from Chance Garcia at Someone might also find this helpful from Frankie Inguanez.

Joomla Changes from 1.5 to 1.6, 1.7, and 2.5: $mainframe and jos_components

Posted by on Apr 14, 2012 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

Was looking to convert one of my Joomla 1.5 components into a Joomla 2.5 component and ran into a couple of show-stopping changes. 1) The jos_components table is gone. Just gone. This is the table that among many other varied purposes used to hold the admin component’s menu hierarchy. It’s now been rolled into jos_menu, […]

The Brothers Barbarian Web Series Prepares for Conquest

Posted by on Jul 18, 2011 in Gaming, General, Movies | No Comments

My old friend Ken Whitman and crew (e.g. everyone he knows who agreed to be an extra, plus half the old-guard TSR talent) have put together a fun new web series called The Brother Barbarian. The trailer is now online and we’re all waiting anxiously for the release in August!

Medical billing and clinic management company launches new web site

Posted by on Aug 31, 2010 in General, Healthcare, Web Development | No Comments

An old friend of mine just launched his company’s new website for their medical billing and practice management software. Great stuff. Check out Amber Clinic Manager over at the Gray Swan Software website if you’re in the market or know someone who is.

Joomla Plugin: EasierTube

Posted by on May 12, 2010 in Joomla, Technology, Web Development | No Comments

I’ve got another post up over at Group 3 Solutions, this one discussing Joomla video plugins. First plugin up for discussion is EasierTube. The post gives some background on the problem of using video in Joomla posts and provides an overview of EasierTube’s features and issues. Enjoy!

Reply from Congressman Emanuel Cleaver

Posted by on Apr 21, 2010 in General, Healthcare, Politics | No Comments

I’m so satisfied with, and proud of ,our representative (former Kansas City Mayor) Emanuel Cleaver II, Democrat from Kansas City, Missouri. Can’t say enough good things about him. We are very lucky. =) Got this recently, regarding the recently-past health care reform legislation. It’s an attempt to clear up the misinformation spread by those opposed […]

Joomla Custom 404 Pages

Posted by on Apr 15, 2010 in Joomla, Web Development | No Comments

Great little tutorial over at phpRiot on how to set up an intelligent custom 404 error page in PHP. However, if you’re using a stock Joomla 1.5 install with mod_rewrite enabled (e.g. SEO-friendly URLs) then you can just forget about doing this with an Apache directive. Joomla has control (though looking at the .htaccess file I’m […]

Flash Banner Ad clickTAG Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 30, 2010 in Web Development | No Comments

Handy Flash banner ad clickTAG tutorial for anyone who doesn’t do this often enough to remember the technique off the top of their heads. This sort of thing is for use in ad syndication services like Google AdWords. Also, some good stuff at the Adobe site. Each ad network uses different case sensitivity rules for […]